During the time when the casts of the Suicide Squad are still unknown, many are already waiting for the announcement. When it was confirmed that Margot Robbie will be playing the role of Harley Quinn, a lot of the fans rejoiced over the news. The enthusiasm that was shown by the fans has resulted to hundreds of images online that were edited using software such as Photoshop. Each of these photos contains images of Robbie in different costumes. There are those that edited her to be wearing the jester suit while there are those that adapted the look from the Arkham Asylum. Due to those sample photos, many were excited to see the actual costumes on the film but the preview left them quite disappointed.
The only positive thing about it is that Margot Robbie’s aura is enough to make the costume look good. The color schemes used are perfect while the accessories she used are very much like the ones seen in the comic books. Overall, she has a stellar look. Though the fans have already accepted her look and the costume, they are still dreaming about what could be better alternative for Harley Quinn’s costume.
The fans received some good news then because the Comic-Con issue from the Entertainment Weekly published an article following an interview with the costume designer of the Suicide Squad movie, Kate Hawley. They were able to talk about the potential look of the character as well the themes that inspired the final costume used on the film.
According to a report published by Batman-News after having read the Comic-Con issue, Hawley revealed that her inspiration for the costumes of Harley were influenced by Mexican drug cartels posted on Instagram. She also took inspiration from various rock and roll legends such as Patti Smith, Debbie Harry and Courtney Love. The movie costumes of Joker played by Jared Leto also took inspiration from the drug lords showcased on Instagram. Hawley also revealed that she wanted the sex appeal of Harley to work on its own and not to center her outfit based on what will make Joker happy.